WD My Passport 500GB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Black - WDBKXH5000ABK-NESN
|Massive capacity, small design|
Offering massive 2 TB capacity in an amazingly small enclosure, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music and files that they want to help protect and take on the road.
Automatic, continuous backup software
Backup means having a second copy of your files at all times. WD's automatic backup software makes that easy. It continually works quietly in the background to help protect your data while using minimal PC resources. Whenever you save or change a file, it's instantly backed up.
Ultra-fast transfer rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport lets you access and save files with blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you're ready to step up to the next generation.
WD Security utility allows you to set password protection and hardware encryption for your drive to protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, set drive security, run diagnostics and more using WD Drive Utilities.
No power adapter required
The drive is powered through the USB port, so there's no need to lug around a bulky power adapter.
WD quality inside and out
We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then we place the drive in a robust enclosure designed for beauty and protection.
Customer Reviews of WD My Passport 500GB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Black
Great external storage drive12/2/2013
Size is great - no need for big bulky external storage drive.
Great gift too!8/23/2013
Mine was so easy and reliable, I bought one for my nephew's high school graduation to use in college. Great price too!
Had to call WD to use on my MAC because Macs don't recognize. They were very helpful and with a couple of clicks it was done! If using with a Mac and time machine, it copies all the applications as well taking up a lot of memory, but not nearly as much as is available. I had about 5 years of photos; a least a thousand or more and it took up 91GB of the 500. This should last a long time.
Small lightweight device works just fine for backup. The cable that was sent needs to be longer it is around 10 inches.
Super Fast Backup!!!3/28/2013
This backup drive initially shows excellent performance....my first usb3 device. Runs rings around my old system. Sharp looking exterior too.
on screen instructions could be clearer
Nice compact, light external drive. Could use longer usb cord for convenience but ok for me
Western Digital 500GB/USB 38/5/2012
The drive appears to be constructed better than many on the market today. Looks to be a good little drive for the price.